Bujinkan Genova Information

About us

The Bujinkan “武神館” (Residence of the God of War) is an international organization founded by Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi for the study and practice of the nine ancient martial traditions he inherited. The discipline that embodies the essence of the teachings of these nine schools is now known by the name of BudoTaijutsu “武道体術”. Among the martial traditions taught in the Bujinkan there are three Ninjutsu , including the famous Togakure Ryu , but also other schools that are part of the curriculum (such as Gyokko Ryu and Koto Ryu ) , however, were studied by the Ninja of Iga region . In Genoa, is represented by Dai-Shihan 大師範 Luca Lanaro (Shihan means “master”, and is a Japanese honorific titlle, a license to certified experts used in Japanese martial arts for instructors at master level), he is registered at the Shidoshikai (International Register of Bujinkan Instructors), and teaches Ninpo Taijutsu in Genoa since 1999, every year he goes to Japan to study directly with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi. The Luca Lanaro Dai-Shihan gives seminars in Italy and also abroad.

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Bujinkan Guidelines

(Regulations for those Joining the Bujinkan Dojo) 

First of all, only those persons who consent to this Bujinkan Dojo agreement and are resolved to adhere to it will be allowed to join. Persons who think they cannot adhere to it will not be allowed to join. Accordingly,

(1) Only persons who have carefully read this Bujinkan Dojo agreement and agree to it will be allowed to join. 
(2) Only persons who are able to show the determined consistency of true persevering self-control as martial artists will be allowed to join. 
(3) A physician's medical report is required. In particular, persons who are mentally unhealthy, persons addicted to drugs, and those who are mentally abnormal will not be allowed to join.
The "requirement of a physician's medical report" includes, for example, persons having illnesses which risk the prevention of the pursuit of martial arts, and the kind of abnormal personalities, abnormal physical constitutions, etc. which the person cannot personally control. 
(4) Persons having a past criminal record will not be admitted. Additionally, persons who behave in a delinquent fashion, persons who commit crimes, and persons who cannot keep the law in Japan will also not be permitted to join. 
(5) Persons who do not keep the rules of the Bujinkan, who, as both students and members of society, commit shameful acts will be expelled. For example, there are many persons who, in the past, came to Japan and knocked at the gate of the Bujinkan, but were drunken brawlers, mentally abnormal, those who by their delinquent behavior put their own thoughts first and did not think about the trouble they were causing for others, those who pursued evil desires and committed acts contrary to the traditionally righteous attitude of the Bujinkan. All such people will be subject to expulsion. 
(6) With regard to any accidents incurred during training, either in the dojo or another location, only persons who can avoid causing trouble for the Bujinkan will be allowed to join.
This is an important matter. Accidents are inseparable from the pursuit of martial arts, and persons who cannot resolve these matters themselves will absolutely not be admitted. To clarify a second time, the Bujinkan Dojo will assume absolutely no responsibility for accidents arising during the course of training, no matter what the location. 
(7) Persons who have joined the Bujinkan must be sure to preserve the honor of Bujinkan, as nobility with the peace of the martial heart, to show that warriors of friendship protect the great way of the Bujinkan Dojo by the gathering of comrades who have the heart of the martial artist. The power of warrior virtue, the proven reason for the loyalty, filial piety and love of friends in the martial arts. 
(8) The tradition of the Bujinkan is something which shows the universality of nature and the life of the human race, and is that pursuit of martial arts which enlightens the natural mysteries that exist in them.

* Those who do not adhere to the Bujinkan Dojo rules are not admitted to classes, you can’t train in Bujinkan Honbu Dojo in Japan if you are not members of Bujinkan Dojo.

* Those who go to Japan to train must respect the rules of Japanese good manners, and Japanese laws, so it is suggested to go in Japan with your teacher who can illustrate it to you.

Know that the secret of taijutsu is the foundation of peace
If you study this, you can walk the path of the immovable heart

Dojo Kun 道場訓 (Dojo Rules):
1) To know that patience comes first.
2) To know that the path of Man comes from justice.
3) To renounce avarice, indolence, and obstinacy.
4) To recognize sadness and worry as natural, and to seek the immovable heart.
5) To not stray from the path of loyalty and brotherly love, and to delve always deeper into the heart of martial arts.
Meiji 23 First Day of Spring Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu
Showa 33 A Lucky Day in March Takamatsu Toshitsugu Uou
Passed on through Hatsumi Masaaki Byakuryuu


(9) After joining, beginning with Taijutsu,
Kyu grades Beginner
1st dan through 5th dan Heaven
6th dan through 10th dan Earth
11th dan through 15th dan Man

Ranks from 11th dan through 15th dan of the "Man" level will be divided into 5 levels: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void, and will be the highest ranks in Bujinkan Dojo Happo Biken. The 5th dan examination is of a spiritual nature and is something which is done by Soke. A 15th dan will be considered to be a true Shihan.

Currently, the Bujinkan Dojo has become worldwide in nature. Just as the Earth has time zones, taboos also exist according to each country and race. Buyu should hold each other in respect, working together as Buyu who do not commit taboos, putting the heart of the martial artist first, placing importance on the pursuit of the martial arts, and strive to become a virtuous person.
The person who cannot hold to the above will be expelled.

Bujinkan Dojo
Soke Masaaki Hatsumi (Martial Name: Hisamune)

636 Noda, Noda-shi, Chiba-ken 278-8691
TEL 04-7122-2020 / FAX 04-7123-6227